nIn November 1999 Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson found that Microsoft was indeed a monopoly within the meaning
of the antitrust laws and
that it used its monopoly power to coerce
nAfter settlement talks broke down in late March 2000,
Judge Jackson ruled that “the
predatory nature of the firm's conduct
compels the Court to hold Microsoft liable under § 2 of the Sherman Act.”
nOn June 7, 2000, Judge Jackson issued an order that Microsoft be broken into two separate companies--one to produce and sell the Windows operating system and the other to handle Microsoft’s applications software.
nThe United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed and remanded.
nThe Bush Administration settled the federal case.
nNegotiations are still underway regarding the state